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Warmer temperatures result in rising water levels

April 22, 2018 11:07 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Warmer temperatures in recent days have caused creeks in the city to flow high and fast, resulting in localized flooding in some neighbourhood streets, parks and trails.

Currently, Waskasoo Creek is flowing at full capacity. City crews are actively monitoring water levels, and sandbagging low-lying areas along the creek through downtown. Rotary Park and Barrett Park are closed due to flooding. Areas of Waskasoo Park also have some localized flooding. Crews are preparing to sandbag additional low points should the water in the creek continue to rise

The road closure at 43 Street remains in effect. Barricades have been put up and detours are in place for motorists. Residents are asked to obey all posted signs and trail users are asked to use caution in the area.

We remind residents that water levels can change quickly during this spring melt. We urge residents to use extreme caution around any body of water, as it is not safe for people or pets to enter the water at this time.

For more information, contact:

Karen Mann
Emergency Management Coordinator
The City of Red Deer
403-318-6549

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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